|Verschijningsvorm||2022 (mln tonnes)||2021 (mln tonnes)|
|Liquid bulk goods||202.2||185.9|
|Dry bulk goods||129.1||123.8|
|Wet bulk goods||74.5||76.4|
|Dry bulk goods||21.3||20.2|
Inbound gas from US doubled
Gas imports rose by 60 percent to 16 million tonnes. Due to the war in Ukraine, an alternative to Russian gas was needed, which partly resulted in a doubling of inbound gas shipments from the US (+98 percent).
More crude oil and petroleum products (+5.5 percent) were unloaded as well, mainly from Middle Eastern countries (Iraq, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) and Africa (Egypt and Angola). There was a sharp decline in inbound cargo from Russia (-24 percent).
|Goederensoort||Gelost (% year-on-year change)|
|Liquid bulk goods|
|Liquefied gas (LNG)||60.4|
|Crude oil products||6.5|
|Other liquid bulk goods||9.7|
|Dry bulk goods|
|Other dry bulk goods||0.3|
More coal shipments, fewer ores and containersAmong the dry bulk goods, more coal was imported in particular; 21.2 percent more than one year previously. By contrast, fewer ores shipments were unloaded (-10.2 percent). Particularly from Ukraine, fewer ores shipments were received in the Netherlands (from 1.5 million tonnes in 2021 to 160 thousand tonnes in 2022).
In 2022, fewer goods in containers were loaded and unloaded in Dutch seaports as well. While the weight of inbound container goods fell by more than 7 percent, the weight of outbound containers dropped by almost 14 percent. This was partly due to the collapse of container traffic to and from Russia following the invasion of Ukraine; inbound and outbound volumes were down by 79 and 70 percent respectively relative to 2021.
Most shipments from Russia in 2022, no longer in Q1 2023
Despite a huge drop in inbound shipments from Russia (-32 percent relative to 2021), most goods in 2022 were still originating from that country, which changed due to additional sanctions from the EU as from December 2022 (regarding crude oil, petroleum products and coal from Russia). In the first quarter of 2023, most inbound cargo originated from the United States.
In the first quarter of 2023, altogether fewer goods were unloaded (-2.9 percent) than in the first quarter of 2022. Inbound cargo from Russia fell by almost 80 percent in the same period. By contrast, 46.8 percent more inbound cargo arriving from the United States was unloaded; from 9.8 million tonnes to 14.4 million tonnes. The remaining countries in the unloaded cargo top five were: the United Kingdom (10.8 million tonnes), Norway (6.8 million tonnes), China (5.7 million tonnes) and Brazil (5.3 million tonnes). Russia ranked sixth with 3.9 million tonnes. This was still 19.2 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2022.
|Landen||Q1 2022 (mln tonnes)||Q2 2022 (mln tonnes)||Q3 2022 (mln tonnes)||Q4 2022 (mln tonnes)||Q1 2023 (mln tonnes)|
As of 2023, CBS uses a modified method to produce maritime statistics. The series according to the new method is available from 2021, but longer time series will also become available in 2024 on StatLine.